Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

A small applique project I've been working on. I'm still finishing up a few things for fall before I start on the next season coming really fast, I won't say the "C" word just yet. My daughter loved her Halloween lunch bag and she plans to be using it long after Halloween is over. Tonight we'll be walking around the neighbourhood looking for spooky houses. We don't get more than 2 or 3 kids on our street, so I'd rather be out seeing all the action, many houses go all out with decorations in our area.
The small bit of applique didn't take long to do, I love the pumpkin block.
Look who's's Boo Boo and he is here to stay this time. My daughter can't keep him in her small apartment. He's only been living with us a couple of weeks and loves to go outside. Boo Boo and Lula get along just fine, they chase each other and Lula gives Boo Boo a swat on the head once in a while, to tell him who's the boss in this house.
His favourite spot to see the squirrels and birds in the backyard.

Don't eat too many Candy Corns tonight.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Everything Black and Orange

 Yesterday I made this lunch bag for my daughter going to college. She loves everything Halloween and picked the fabric but doesn't know that I made this bag for her.
 A few fussy cut pumpkins and some 1" strips and you have a little quilt for the fall season.
Lots of Black and Orange around my house right now.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Maple Leaf

If you read my blog regularly you might remember this Maple Leaf table runner I made a few weeks ago. I made the runner for a friend and in trade her husband made this wonderful garden stone for my garden....I'm so tickled to have it. The stone template is made from a large maple leaf. To give you an idea of the size, the stone is 2 feet's ginormous...and it's heavy. I love how you can see all the leaf veins etched in concrete forever. I'd say I'm a pretty happy girl to have this addition to my garden.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Turkey Day

Well it's been a busy turkey weekend, we've had 2 delicious dinners and the weekend isn't over yet. Tonight I think we'll have to take a break from all the turkey. It's been a gorgeous sunny weekend with a little nip in the air....I love it. I finally finished this quilt, the blocks have been sitting around for a while. I didn't use a pattern so I didn't have a plan for how big it was going to be, the size turned out perfect for a lap quilt.
EDIT: I found the tutorial for this block, you can find it here under Nov 08, have fun making your own version.
I used mostly my stash for this one....woohoo that feels good.
Happy Turkey Day to all you Canadians. Have a wonderful weekend with friends and family.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Almost Complete

I have a few projects at different stages of completion, stitcheries, applique and this quilt....that doesn't mean I don't have many other WISP waiting for my attention. I wanted to have this one finished by now, but since it's not completed yet.....I'll thought a peek wouldn't hurt.

This weekend is the Canadian Thanksgiving, the smell of turkey with all the fixin's will be the scent that fills my home.

Happy Fall.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Fall Decorating

I'm so ready for fall....I've been doing a little decorating around the house. The cat ornament I made this week, wouldn't it be so fun to have a tree filled with these cats?....I better start making more....LOL. And the cute scarecrow guy was a gift from a friend when she came back from her trip down the Oregon coast recently....isn't he adorable and a prefect addition.
A couple of stitched bowl fillers and a punch needle pillow.
This is one corner of my kitchen, the witch towel I showed in the last post. My pumpkin tablerunner I made many years ago and the fall is coming pumpkin quilt on the wall.
The wooden blocks in the basket spell out BOO, I thought they looked good tossed in the basket.

Have you seen the Fall-O-Ween parade of projects, these Witch Hosts have out done themselves, the projects are really great. Lots of pumpkins, candy corn, acorns and oat leafs....and it's not over yet. Check it out.

Happy Fall.